Community projects get a big cash boost

State Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries was in Cobar last Thursday to deliver $1.8 million in cheques to Cobar Shire Council to fund four local projects under the Stronger Country Communities Grants program. Mr Humphries is pictured with Cobar Miners Memorial Committee chair Barry Knight (one of the beneficiaries), deputy mayor Peter Abbott and council’s director of finance Kym Miller.

Cobar Shire Council has received more than $1.8million to fund four local projects under the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities program.

State Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries was in Cobar last Thursday to hand over the $1,853,247 in funding which he hopes will breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities across the Cobar Shire.

“This fund invests in our regional communities through infrastructure projects.

“I am excited about the great potential of the community projects which will enhance the lives of residents in our regional communities,” Mr Humphries said.

Of the $1.8 million, $907,574 has been given for an upgrade to the Cobar Youth and Fitness Centre; $360,028 will go towards the
construction of the Cobar Miners Memorial; $359,936 has been allocated to build new toilet blocks in Drummond Park as well as at Mt Hope and Nymagee; and $225,709 will convert a council house to a new Girl Guide hall and meeting facility.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the roll out of
the second round of projects takes
Stronger Country Communities funding to $300million.

“I congratulate Cobar Shire Council and look forward to the local sports and community facility improvements that will make the region an even more attractive place to work and raise a family,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The $300 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund that is employing local tradies, putting local suppliers to work and providing the right environment to operate regional businesses.”